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Sad News from Niabi

Niabi Zoo

One of the newest residents of the Niabi Zoo has died. Today the zoo announced the young male giraffe, named Genesis, had to be euthanized.

The reason - his continuing difficulty recovering from a leg injury. 
Genesis was hurt soon after his birth in February when his mother accidentally stepped on his front leg. And his healing was complicated by his rapid growth - according to Zoo Director, Marc Heinzman, "As he continued to grow rapidly, that meant more and more weight for his injured leg to bear which was not conducive to the healing process.”
Surgery was not possible because of his rapid growth. 

The calf has been sent to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 
where a veterinary pathologist will complete a full necropsy (animal autopsy).

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.